CAF Bans Seven Referees And Linesman Over Bribery Allegations

A total of seven referees and linesmen from Ghana have been given lengthy bans as the Confederation of African Football on Tuesday announced a new round of sanctions for game officials caught up in a bribery sting.

Referee David Laryea was given a life ban while six other officials received 10-year suspensions.

Eleven officials were sanctioned in July in an unprecedented clean-up by CAF, which has long been plagued by bribery allegations.

Kenyan linesman Marwa Range, who had been due to officiate at the 2018World Cup, was filmed receiving a $600 bribe during the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco and was handed a life ban.

African soccer's governing body also suspended a further 14 officials from eight different countries, plus four Ghanaians.

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